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In the Wake of the Fiji Floods

By Sue Richards last modified Jan 30, 2009 02:43 PM

Published: 2009-01-30 14:43:29
Countries: Fiji

From Milli at Vuda Point Marina

In the wake of the recent floods here in Fiji (see news article here), all yachts moored at Vuda Point Marina have shown tremendous support in giving clothes, school stationery, groceries etc. for distribution to the families affected in the floods.

All items were collected in the front office here in Vuda or at the general store and were personally delivered to affected families. It's just been an amazing experience to witness people, both local and overseas (like our Vuda guests) band together for one cause. The sense of community has been tremendous and we are so grateful to the boats that are here for the season rallying together to support the local communities.

Perhaps of importance is S/V Swan. Rhonda has been wonderful in collating items for distribution and getting all the other yachts together to help.

The Marina at Vuda Point did not have any floods at all, we had the heavy rainfall and the high winds, but all was okay in the marina. We had the unusually high high tides that made the yachts look like they were sitting above the pathways, but we are happy to report there was no damage at all.

We had just finished improvements to the roads so there was no water collecting around the marina roads. The biggest task for us is getting on top of mosquitoes, emptying out holes that have water immediately and the use of chemicals to spray twice daily around the marina perimetres for mosquitoes.